The exterior of your home is constantly exposed to the elements – you can’t place your house in a large bubble to protect it from the weather. If you don’t want water to get into your home, the best thing you can do is safeguard the outside of your property to prevent that water from infiltrating. Effective protection starts from the outside in.
Not all exterior walls can become damp or absorb water. Certain textures and finishes serve as waterproofing. Water can affect your exterior walls if they don’t have the right finish, or if they’ve become damaged. Cracks and chips in the wall need to be repaired before waterproofing will be effective.
There are three different kinds of waterproofing that can be applied to exterior walls. Concrete waterproofing is more or less ironclad. It can be applied to any surface, and it can last forever. Waterproofing sealer can only be used on walls that haven’t previously been sealed or painted. Waterproofing paint is more or less the same as wall paint, but with additives that repel moisture. It also allows trapped moisture to escape.
Your basement is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. Since it’s the lowest point, any water coming into your home or surrounding it will likely reach your basement first. You can’t make that water defy gravity, but you can design your basement to repel it.
There are several ways to waterproof basements. One of which involves excavation, and coating the entire exterior of the basement in a waterproofing material. This method is more costly, but it’s also the most surefire way to make sure your exterior basement walls aren’t absorbing water.
Another is by installing drains and sump pump to draw away water as soon as it comes. There’s a method for every budget and every situation. No matter how you choose to waterproof your basement, it’s important to consider protecting both the inside and the outside to keep your home as secure as possible.
The foundation of your home should be waterproofed inside and outside. Block foundations sometimes have exposed edges that aren’t protected from the elements. Your whole home is resting on this foundation, and if anything damages it, damage to the rest of your home is bound to follow. Foundation waterproofing is something most homeowners can’t afford to opt out of.
We’re available for any and all exterior waterproofing needs. Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be happy to tell you how we can help.Back
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